[Scribus] Scribus observations

Craig Ringer craig
Fri Jun 1 22:05:00 CEST 2007

Charles Newbury wrote:
> I?ve been experimenting with Aqua Scribus 1.3.4 on my iMac G5 (OS X 10.4.9)
> with an eye to using it as a replacement for Freehand MX. Here?s couple of
> constructive (I hope) observations:
> Scribus needs a stand alone Installer.

Yep, that'd be good. As with many things, it comes down to who has the
time to prepare and package it.

Simpler step-by-step instructions would even do the trick.

> Finally, up and running, the observation that Scribus? performance seems
> awfully sluggish compared to other applications on my machine.

This is a known problem with Qt3 on Mac OS X. I understand that Qt4 is
snapper on OS X.

> Additionally, a WYSIWYG for font selection is needed so that at least the
> name of the font selected is in that font.

This isn't all that practical with Qt3 - it could be made to work, but
would be a lot more fuss than you'd expect. Hopefully Qt4's methods for
adding application-local fonts to its font database will make it easier
to do the job.

Craig Ringer

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